By Sunday Apah
At least, one person has been confirmed dead at Omosuomo town as flood submerged over 65 communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The communities affected included Okwagbe Water-skier, Okwagbe Inland, Ophorigbala, Otutuama, Otor-Edo, Otu-Jeremi, Agbowhiame, Edjophe, Iwhrekan, Ughevwughe, Iwhrekeka, Esaba, Ighwrogun, Erhuwaren, Obi-Ayagha, Okwemor, Otor-Owahwa, Ewu-Otor, Orere, Assah, Etefe, Gbaregolor, Olodiama,, Omafuvwe, Edjekuo,
Omosuomo-Inland, Omosuomo-Waterside, Okuama, Ogoda, Alagbabri, Ofrukama.
Others are Ososo-Urhie, Ekameta, Oyan, Arhavwarien, Okparebe, Olota, Okpavuerhe, Ophori, Akperhe, Oviri, Umolo, Agbon, Aloba, Ovwodokpokpor, Ogoni, Okpare, Effurun–Otor, Otegbo, Egbo-Ideh, Otitiri, Ekrokpe, Ovwieki, Oginibo, Ighwre-Okun, Okparabe, Eyara, Imode, Agbaghare and many others.
President of all Communities President Generals in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Chief Henry Abizor, who spoke with journalists, said almost all communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area have been submerged by the ravaging flood.
He noted that a child of about 4 years old, Oghenevweta Kenuke was killed by the flood at Omosuomo town, houses, farmlands, properties worth billions of naira destroyed.
According to him, we are still intensifying efforts to know extent of the damage because their are areas we can no longer reach until the flood recedes.
He appealed to the Governor of Delta state, Chairman of Ughelli South Local Government Council, Hon. Dr. Richard Kofi and authority of the Delta State Emergency Management Agency to come to their aid.
According to him, “we need a camp for for those displaced by the flood to enable those who are willing to help to come to their aid.
Efforts to reach the Chairman of Ughelli South Local Government Council prove abortive as he did not answer calls made to his mobile phone.
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